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AcadieLibre
02-29-2012, 08:57 PM
I bought the old geezer a razor so the next photos of the old man should be shaven, well thats if he can find the well out back of the barn. Really showing the the age lines. Critiques are welcome on this photo even though it is not in the critique forum. been planning on doing some self portraits and finally getting on it.


http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7044/6942599025_5e553f9d2f_b.jpg

Iguanasan
02-29-2012, 09:10 PM
The other one is nice but this one has more mood. Love the processing. My only annoyance in this otherwise excellent portrait is the crease in the cloth.

Marko
03-01-2012, 01:03 AM
very cool A.L. - I prefer this one as well and I agree with iggy on all points. The lighting is also well done here. I'd love to see more including more frontal shots and a stare right into the lens.

AcadieLibre
03-01-2012, 02:11 AM
Well there will be more coming. I find easier to photograph someone else than it is to do self portraits (something you also mentioned in another thread I believe Marko) which I have only done once before so this part of portrait photography is all new to me and I hope I can get more creative and more comfortable when doing self portraits. I am having fun though.

Marko
03-01-2012, 09:59 AM
Glad you are having fun A.L. - you have an awesome face..I'm waiting for eyes in the next set :)
Thanks for sharing these with us. Self-portraiture, aside from the technical aspects can be deeply personal as well.

vyeko
03-01-2012, 11:41 AM
I like this one more too. It have depth and excellent soft light.I love color tones.

aubintbay
03-01-2012, 06:57 PM
Very nice! I like the light in this one too.

mbrager
03-02-2012, 11:03 PM
Intriguing portrait. You don't look that old, but very intense, committed and experienced. You have stories to tell I know. It's a very rich picture, very revealing in its detail. Obviously every detail means something, the shirt, the jewelry, the tattoo, the hair, the lines. I bet even the background cloth has a story. Thanks for sharing.

Runmonty
03-03-2012, 04:15 PM
I love the light and the detail. It does feel very "personal". Thanks for sharing - for a lot of us that are normally on the other side of the camera, it is often uncomfortable to be the subject and we have a reluctance to share the image - so thank you

Bambi
03-03-2012, 10:37 PM
I like it. Old is fine. Wouldn't it be awful if we looked like Barbies?????

Richard
03-04-2012, 02:53 AM
Very nice portrait, I like the side profile approach here as it gives the impression that the camera is not important to the scene.